The Woodlands, TX Real Estate News

By RockStar Realty Group, Rock Stars in Real Estate
(Texas RockStar Group)
  Buying a home in The Woodlands TX? Use our advanced MLS search to find homes for sale in The Woodlands today. Contact The RockStar Group at Keller Williams The Woodlands for all your real estate needs in The Woodlands: 281-960-1900 or at www.rockstarinrealestate.com. Steps To Prepare You to Buy a Home in The Woodlands, TX Now is a great time to buy a home in The Woodlands Texas. The Woodlands is a superior suburb, a master planned community, located just north of Downtown Houston. The Woodlands is set up as a ten separate villages, each with its own individual qualities. The Woodlands is also known for its great golf course, shopping, and it is exceptional school district (Conroe School District). Prior to buying a home in The Woodlands TX, it is important to make sure your financial ...
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Trey Dean Properties of The Woodlands, Texas Uses Video Marketing to Stand OutRealtor Trey Dean is expanding his brand through the production of Trey Dean Properties' first evervideo. The video highlights the unique attributes of The Woodlands Community, and showcases thefounder's expertise in the region.The Woodlands is a master planned community north of Houston. It's home to businesses likeHuntsman and Chevron Phillips, and is located just five miles from giant Exxon Mobil. In addition toconvenience for many workers, The Woodlands features shopping centers, concert venues, golf coursesand dining.The Woodlands spans 28,000 acres and continues to grow. It is the third best-selling master plannedcommunity in Texas, and the eighth best in the entire U.S. Dean's video highlights these and...
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By RockStar Realty Group, Rock Stars in Real Estate
(Texas RockStar Group)
 Curb Appeal, Staging A House, Start with the Kitchen Selling a home in The Woodlands, Texas is stressful for any homeowner. If dealing with movers, packing, and finding new school districts isn’t nail-biting enough, putting your home on the market can cause a seller anxiety and many sleepless nights.  Though the market in the Woodlands, TX area has rebounded, a seller wants to ensure that he or she is positioning their home in the right way as to attract the perfect buyer. High curb appeal is critical (this is one case where you CAN judge a book by its cover) but potential buyers aren’t just purchasing the outside of your home. A seller needs to consider making the interior as inviting and appealing as possible.  Where to start?   The Kitchen   The kitchen is the central hub of activit...
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By RockStar Realty Group, Rock Stars in Real Estate
(Texas RockStar Group)
Find out your home in The Woodlands' property value. Call Rick Raanes at Rock Star Realty To find out more about getting your home in The Woodlands sold: 281-960-1900. Are you looking to find out how to increase your home in the Woodlands property value? Are you looking to sell your home in The Woodlands, TX? Lucky for you, The Woodlands is renowned for its popularity and master-planned design. With a community that experiences over a 20 percent growth each year, there are no doubts that numerous buyers are looking to acquire a foothold in this area because of the great outlook on a home in The Woodlands' property value. Because of that explosive growth and real estate availability, it's important to stand out from the crowd, it's important to distinguish your home from others out on t...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Find out your home in The Woodlands property value.   Call Rick Raanes at Rock Star Realty To find out more about getting your home in The Woodlands sold: 281-960-1900   Call Are you looking to find out how to increase your home in the Woodlands property value? Are you looking to sell your home in The Woodlands, TX? Lucky for you, The Woodlands is renowned for it's popularity and master-planned design.   With a community that experiences over a 50 percent growth each year, there are no doubt that numerous buyers are looking to acquire a foothold in this area because of the great outlook on a home in The Woodlands property value. Because of that explosive growth and availability  real estate availability, it's important to stand out from the crowd. its very important to distinguish your...
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By Tiffany Sniezek, Tiffany Sniezek 713-594-9639 RE/MAX Woodlands TX
(RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, TX 713-594-9639 direct,)
  Fall 2014   Fall, for us here in The Woodlands, means that temperatures are finally starting to cool off. It also means that The Pavilion's Fall Concert line up is packed with some great concerts. Here in The Woodlands, TX we are fortunate to also be where The Pavilion calls home.   The Woodlands Pavilion, properly named The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, is the 2nd most sold tickets for any outdoor amphitheater in the WORLD! That is correct! We are very fortunate to have such a great addition to our community! The Pavilion was named for the wife of Woodlands Founder George Mitchell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell had a passion for the arts and bestode her love of the arts upon our community.   There are many tickets still available for these great shows. This years outstand...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
  We love our little doggies and having a great place to let them play and run is so important.  Here in The Woodlands there are many dog parks located throughout our community!  Now that our weather is cooling off just a bit, it could be the time to check out one of these locations.   There are Dog Park Rules to follow so that everyone can have a good time!  Take a minute to review these guidelines for your safety as well as that of the other pets and their owners.  It only takes one canine mishap to ruin an outing for another.   Cattail Dog Park 9323 Cochran's Crossing Drive ~ The Woodlands, TX Village of Cochran's Crossing This is a really nice sized park that is about an acre.  Sections for both large dogs that are over 25 lbs and a small section for dogs under 25 lbs.   Bear Branch...
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By Jason DANCY & Monique Guidry- DANCY, Authors of Solve 99 Problems Series
New Homes in The Woodlands TX area VS. Pre-Owned Homes for Sale in the Woodlands TX area ...that is the question. Our Secret Savings Series will have the answers every FRIDAY with our own WEEKLY top 10 Woodlands TX MLS listings & picks for Best Buys in both New Homes in The Woodlands, TX and Pre-Owned, Resale Homes for Sale in the Woodlands TX  & surrounding areas. When it comes to homes for sale in the Woodlands, TX area, there is truly something for everyone. From the charm and character of older, original sections to hip, urban loft-style condos and townhomes near Woodlands Town Center, here you can find something to suit your individual needs and lifestyle to a tee. Just remember, the best values in Woodlands TX homes for sale go VERY quickly...   Part 1: NEW Homes in The Woodlands ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
The real estate market in The Woodlands, Texas is extremely busy.  As new businesses continue to bring in hundreds of new employees, the demand for housing has increased!  If you are a Seller and don't need to stay in the area, kuddos to you!  If you are a buyer however, buckle up!  Finding a home is a bumpy ride and you need to be super prepared!   Here we are in September of 2014 and the Village of Creekside Park here in The Woodlands is a super hot market.  Here are the numbers:   20 ACTIVE homes on the market ~ Average price per square foot is $157.90 Active homes range in price from $315,000 to $1,116,735 Here is an  Active home on the market in Creekside.   8 PENDING homes on the market ~ Average price per square foot is $151.31 Pending homes range in price from $350,000 to $980,0...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.25% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.59% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.67% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible. Posted by
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By Tiffany Sniezek, Tiffany Sniezek 713-594-9639 RE/MAX Woodlands TX
(RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, TX 713-594-9639 direct,)
Gorgeous Home located in The Village of Alden Bridge, The Woodlands, Texas This beautiful traditional style single family home is located on a corner lot at 98 Flickering Sun Circle, in the Summerlyn Subdivision, in the Village of  Alden Bridge in the heart of The Woodlands. Built by the highly coveted Life Forms Builder, this home is loaded with charm!    Home Features   Kitchen – Spacious with island and 2 pantries Dining – 2 story ceiling with bright windows Breakfast Room – has wall to wall windows and shelving display area Den – spacious yet cozy, with arched wall over fireplace for extra charm & display Flooring: Hardwood – gorgeous hardwood floors located downstairs Parking: Garage - Attached, 2 spaces Porch – Covered front porch that allows for enjoyment all year long Patio – Ba...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
I am super excited to introduce my newest friend and associate, Maxie Laville.  Maxie and I have known one another for many years.  Actually since our now 21 year old boys were in Jr. High together!   Maxie is a super talented dynamo of a woman!  She is a proud mother of four gorgeous children!  She and her husband live in The Woodlands yet originated from our sister state of Louisiana.     Maxie decided to venture out and obtain her real estate license.  I was honored and proud when she chose to join Chevaux Group.  With her bubbly and infectious personality, there is no doubt that she will take on the world of real estate with zest and success!     So welcome Maxie!  We will ride this roller coaster of real estate together with all of its ups and downs!  But know this, no matter what ...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.25% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.59% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
THE ANATOMY OF A SALE IN THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS What is it like to purchase or sell real estate in The Woodlands, Texas?  For those of us in the business this is an everyday thing.  For most consumers, a real estate deal can be stressful and daunting.  As with our human anatomy, our bodies are detailed and intricate.  A real estate transaction is also detailed and intricate.  I thought that I would write a post discussing the main points of what to expect when engaging in a real estate transaction in our area.   1.  DETERMINE THE NEED - This is the first and most important step in any real estate transaction.  Why do you need to move, sell or buy?  Knowing your "why's" can help you stay on track during the process.  When things get shaky or stressful, remembering your "why" can help you m...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
It is certainly a sign of the times with all of the road expansion and construction around The Woodlands, Texas! As much of a headache for drivers, the expansions and improvements are very much needed.  With the increased number of residents moving here along with the number of new business putting their roots down in this area, there has been an added stress to our roadways.   Here is an update of some of the various road expansion, improvement projects:   The Grand Parkway - A much anticipated roadway that will encircle the entire Houston area adding yet another loop to the city.  The segments near The Woodlands are well underway and progress is moving quickly.  With the new Exxon/Mobil campus nearing completion, this road will serve as a very important artery in our area.   The SH 2...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
On any given day in The Woodlands you will see people out walking, running, playing tennis, golf and just about any fitness activity. There are many organized sporting events and races throughout the year. Basically, the Woodlands is a fitness Mecca!   As a runner, I have some favorite health and wellness businesses and products. Here are my top picks:   Luke's Locker - A really great runner's boutique located in Market Street. A great place to be fitted properly for your next pair of running shoes.   Arbonne - Safe and non-toxic products. From excellent skin care and make-up to a fantastic spa line including a wonderful muscle rub. I love using products that aren't loaded with unsafe chemicals. Contact my friend Julie Peters for more information. Tell her I sent you. 😃   Massage by She...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.25% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.59% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
PAULA'S PICKS ~ GREAT BOUTIQUES IN & AROUND THE WOODLANDS   I adore boutique shopping!  Unique finds, usually owned by locals and always fun!  I am sharing some of my very favorite boutiques in The Woodlands.  Take time to stop by these businesses and tell them Paula sent you!  The French Courtyard - Lovely collection of old and new treasures!  You never know what you are going to find so you must visit often!  Easy to get to on Robinson Rd. (Woodlands Parkway turns into Robinson after it goes over I-45).  When you see Flips, it will be on the right!     Vintage Chic - Inside the French Courtyard is another wonderful find!  The Vintage Chic has some of the most unique clothes, accessories and fabulous jewelry!  Her collection of Linen is one of the best around!   Robyn's Nest Boutique -...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
PAULA'S PICKS ~ TOP 10 GREAT RESTAURANTS IN THE WOODLANDS Here is my first installment called "Paula's Picks".  I have lived in this area for 30 years and have watched us move from a small town atmosphere to a thriving urban metropolis!  Things are changing on a daily basis.   With so many choices from restaurants, workout facilities, pre-schools, camps, etc. writing a series of blogs on my top places seems to be a great idea.  I will be able to offer new folks to the area some of my favorite places.   For the first installment in this series, here are my Top 10 Great Restaurants in The Woodlands:   1.  Via Emilia - A wonderful, family-owned authentic Italian restaurant.  Located in the heart of The Woodlands right off of Woodlands Parkway and Kuykendahl!  Love the food and especially l...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
A SHOE SHINE FOR THE SOUL! Have you ever met someone during a routine, everyday experience that impacted your life in a powerful way? Recently my husband and I had that kind of experience!  We were at the Waterway Marriott here in The Woodlands at the Conroe ISD Education Foundation Breakfast.   My husband was in great need of a shoeshine so we went over to the area where we knew that he could grab a shine.  Mel Dowdy who has worked there in the same spot for about 3 1/2 years greeted us warmly.  His huge and welcoming smile made us immediately connect with him.   Over the next 30 minutes we came to know Mel on a much deeper level.  What struck me the most about Mel was the way he took great PRIDE in his work.  He was excited about what he did and was animated in telling us the procedur...
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